The folks at Slater Run Vineyards are some of the best you will ever meet and their wines are special too.  The vineyards were planted in 2010 which makes SRV a relative new comer to the wine scene in Virginia.  They are not newcomers to Virginia, however.  The land upon which the vines now grow is occupied by the ninth, tenth and eleventh generation of a family—The Slater Family— who has tended to and worked this land for over 300 years.  This heritage informs their approach to wine-making.  Bob, the present elder of the family, was instrumental in citing the vineyard, drawing on his intimate knowledge of the land and where water retains or drains, where frost lingers and where the wind might mitigate potential rot.  Kiernan Slater and her husband Chris Patusky returned to the family farm to raise their children and planted the two vineyard sites with them and their children’s children in mind.  They wanted to provide a meaninful agricultural pursuit that would preserve their family legacy.  Recognizing any product to carry the Slater name would reflect on generations both past and future, the couple  assembled a team of experts including Lucie Morton to lay out the vineyards and Katell Griaud to make the wine.  With young vines, the team produced some wonderful, delightful wines for their first vintage in 2014.  2015 and 2016 built on this strong start.  We will taste examples of all three of their vintages.  I know many of you are aware of these wines and hope you will join us to celebrate them.  For those of you who enjoy Virginia wine but do not yet know Slater Run Vineyards, you will want to get to know these wines and their makers.

 Please reserve your place at the table as seats are limited.  The menu is offered for $119 per person exclusive of service and tax.  

 

August 21, 2017

Course One

Melon Soup with Crème Fraiche, Smoked Melon & Cured Ham

Slater Run Vineyards, Pinot Gris, Fauquier County, Virginia, 2016

 

Course Two

Corn Dumplings with Charred Corn Kernels & Buttermilk-Corn Veloute

Slater Run Vineyards, Chardonnay, Fauquier County, Virginia, 2015

 

Course Three

Seared Scallop with Charred Cherry, Grilled Cabbage & Foie Gras

Slater Run Vineyards, Cabernet Franc, Fauquier County, Virginia, 2015

 

Course Four

Duck Confit with Risotto & Maitake Mushroom

Slater Run Vineyards, “First Bridge”, Fauquier County, Virginia, 2016

 

Course Five

Hot Oil Seared Rib Loin with Matsutake Shoyu & Amaranth

Slater Run Vineyards, “Roots”, Fauquier County, Virginia, 2014

 

Course Six

Poached Pear with Cured Foie Gras & Dried Apricot Mostarda

Chateau Kalian, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, Monbazillac, France, 2014

 

 

Slater Run Vineyards Wine Dinner

Monday, August 21

7:00pm